Public Health

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. This includes providing women’s health services, maternal/child health services, prevention of child fatalities, immunizations, the WIC program, and other public health services. Along with these services, we develop emergency preparedness responses and track communicable diseases and zoonotic diseases, including West Nile, Hantavirus, Plague, and Rabies.


Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (COHELP) is activated and can provide callers with the latest public health information regarding COVID-19.  

COHELP can be reached at 1-877-462-2911 or 303-389-1687. 

  1. Safer at Home Public Health Order Escalated to Stay at Home Level Red – Severe Risk

    (November 24, 2020) San Miguel County Public Health will implement a new public health order moving the county to Stay at Home Level Red Severe Risk at midnight MST on Thursday, November 26. Read on...
  2. A Unified Message to the Residents of San Miguel County

    (November 23, 2020) A unified message to our residents: We have an urgent message for our community. We are calling on all of you to help us save lives and save our local economy this winter. Read on...
  3. San Miguel County Launches New Grant Funding Program

    (November 20, 2020) Tonight at 5 pm, San Miguel County opened applications for businesses to apply for its newest round of Coronavirus Relief Funding (CVRF). Read on...
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Helpful Documents

Public Health Improvement Plan